third ventriculostomy

third ven·tric·u·los·to·my

an operation to establish an opening from the third ventricle to the prechiasmal and interpeduncular cisterns (Stookey-Scarff operation) or from the third ventricle to the interpeduncular cistern (Dandy operation).

third ventriculostomy

[ventrik′yəlos′təmē]
Etymology: L, tertius, three, ventriculus, little belly; Gk, stoma, mouth
a surgical procedure for draining cerebrospinal fluid into the cisterna chiasmatis of the subarachnoid space in hydrocephalus, usually in the newborn. The procedure is not commonly performed and is used chiefly when the cisterna magna is not available for ventriculocisternostomy. The third ventriculostomy makes an opening on the anterior wall of the floor of the third ventricle into the interpeduncular cistern and is performed to correct an obstructive type of hydrocephalus.

third ven·tric·u·los·to·my

(thĭrd ven-trik'yū-los'tŏ-mē)
An operation to establish an opening from the third ventricle to the prechiasmal and interpeduncular cisterns (Stookey-Scarff operation) or from the third ventricle to the interpeduncular cistern (Dandy operation).

Stookey,

Byron, U.S. neurosurgeon, 1887-1966.
Queckenstedt-Stookey test - see under Queckenstedt
Stookey cranial rongeur
Stookey reflex
Stookey retractor
Stookey-Scarff operation - establishes an opening from the third ventricle to the prechiasmal and interpeduncular cisterns. Synonym(s): third ventriculostomy
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The patient underwent an endoscopic third ventriculostomy with tumor biopsy.
The two main recognised definitive procedures used to treat hydrocephalus in myelomeningocele patients are ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) insertion and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV).
Combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization as primary treatment of hydrocephalus for infants with myelomeningocele: Long-term results of a prospective intent-to-treat study in 115 East African infants.
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previous neurosurgery, including endoscopic third ventriculostomy or ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus.
Neuroendoscopic third ventriculostomy for hydrocephalus in adults: report of a single unit's experience with 63 cases.
Hydrocephalus shunts, for example face increasing competition from a surgical procedure, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV).
endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) combined with choroid plexus cauterisation (CPC), in order to remove another barrier, i.
A third ventriculostomy was performed, and the mass was biopsied.
In a case report of cardiac arrest during endoscopic third ventriculostomy, the authors postulated that the event was caused by high pressure irrigation, which caused distortion of the autonomic nuclei in the hypothalamus (9).
It is likely that endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), which promises a long term shunt-free solution for some patients, will increasingly become the treatment of choice, cutting into hydrocephalus shunt sales.
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has also been described in this setting, but has not enjoyed much success.